Weary But Willing

Have you ever been to the beach and found yourself stuck in a barrage of oncoming waves? Unable to catch your footing or your breath before another wall of water knocks you over? It’s a debilitating combination of fear and exhaustion. I’m in a season that feels like a perpetual turnstile of wave after waveContinue reading “Weary But Willing”

Embracing Freedom (Not Guilt) When Taking Control and Doing Things Your Way

When I blogged earlier this week, it was for the first time in months. If you’ve been a long-time follower, you know that there have been other seasons when I’ve backed away for various reasons. Life happens, people. I have learned a great deal about myself through the process of blogging, writing at my ownContinue reading “Embracing Freedom (Not Guilt) When Taking Control and Doing Things Your Way”

On Choosing Truth

I’ve been seeing a wonderful, divinely-matched-with-me therapist for several months now. She has helped me work through a lot of baggage that I didn’t even realize I’d been carrying. Generally speaking, she approaches our time together with kindness, compassion, and patience. She gently guides me to discover things on my own. Except for those timesContinue reading “On Choosing Truth”

I Gave Up Writing This Week

I stepped in dog pee the other morning, just minutes after grumbling at my relentless alarm. It was the perfect sour cherry on top of what was shaping up to be a top-notch-awful-week sundae. Frustrations at work…laundry held hostage in the dryer…a master bedroom that housed my 8 year old on the floor in a sleeping bagContinue reading “I Gave Up Writing This Week”

Spending Dirty Money: A Lesson in Usefulness

Last week I lost track of the days and didn’t get September’s newsletter out on time. I’ve also been off-schedule a bit with posting here. I promised last week that I’d get out the September newsletter over the weekend. If you’re a subscriber, you’ll notice that didn’t happen. My heart hasn’t been in it toContinue reading “Spending Dirty Money: A Lesson in Usefulness”

Authors’ Open House: Pepper Basham

Hi all, I’m back from the amazing ACFW Conference (MUCH more on that coming with Thursday’s post), but today we’re wrapping up the Authors’ Open House with none other than Pepper Basham! A special thanks to ALL of our visitors during August: Rachel McMillan, Meghan Gorecki, Jaime Jo Wright, Mikal Dawn, Laurie Tomlinson, and MelissaContinue reading “Authors’ Open House: Pepper Basham”

Authors’ Open House: Melissa Tagg

As you read this, I’m either on my way to Nashville or already hugging the necks of lots of authors at the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference. All but one of our Authors’ Open House visitors (Meghan Gorecki, Jaime Jo Wright, Mikal Dawn, Laurie Tomlinson, and next Tuesday’s guest Pepper Basham) will be there, as willContinue reading “Authors’ Open House: Melissa Tagg”